Operation Firefly: March 2nd

Volunteers needed for Operation Firefly in Pomona Thursday, March 2nd!

Sign up to help distribute lights to cyclists without lights: Sign up form

How Does Operation Firefly Work?

LACBC organizes groups of “Team Firefly” volunteers to meet for “street distributions” at undisclosed locations throughout Los Angeles where night-time bicycle ridership is expected to be high. The volunteers stop people who are riding bikes without lights in order to give them front and rear lights along with bilingual safety information and to survey each light recipient.  Our “Team Firefly” volunteers always include at least a few people who speak Spanish as well as female members to encourage female riders to stop. Last year, 81% of our light recipients told us that their bicycle was their main form of transportation and only 2% knew all the legal requirements for night-time riding.

http://www.la-bike.org/operationfirefly

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Join PVBC! Next Meeting: Feb. 7, 2017

Care about safe cycling? Want to see more people riding confidently? Join PVBC!

Hello PVBCers, Happy New Year, a month late! We hope your year has started well.
PVBC is committed to improving cycling in Pomona and the surrounding cities. We are a small but dedicated group of cyclists and cycling advocates who volunteer our time and energy to building community and advocating for improved infrastructure for cycling of all varieties. We connect with other organizations and host events, all with the goal of creating sustainable, car-free means to enjoy the city, get exercise, and get to work and school.
And we want you to join us!

Our next committee meeting will be Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, at 6:30pm. We will meet at Sunset Cycles in Claremont California.

Come learn about what we do and what lay ahead for 2017, including this year’s planned group rides and social gatherings, Bike to Work Day events, Safe Routes to School, and more. We would love to know what your talents and interests are and how we can grow our network, and by extension, our effect.

Hope to see you there!

When: Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017, 6:30pm
What: PVBC Committee meeting and snacks
Where: Sunset Cycles, 532 W 1st St #219, Claremont, CA 91711 (map)

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Fun December Bike Stuff

Happy December!

PVBC has lots of fun stuff going on this month and we hope you will join us!

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Sunday Dec. 18 – PVBC’s 2nd annual Holiday Social! Join us at Claremont Craft Ales, in Claremont, CA for beers, bikes, and mingling. This is a great opportunity to connect with local area cycling clubs and we would love it if you came! RSVP on our Facebook page.
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THIS WEEK! LACBC is hosting their Open House! Join us for tacos, Angel City Brewing, music, and giveaways, and learn about the history of biking in LA.
634 S. Spring St, First Floor, DTLA
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6pm

RSVP @ la-bike.org/openhouse16

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Saturday Dec. 10 – Pomona Christmas Parade
PVBC will be joining DayOne and BikeSGV to roll through the streets of Pomona during the nighttime parade. Decorate your bike with lights and come represent! We will meet at the dA Center for the Arts for a pre-party and then head to the parade together. More information can be found on our Facebook page.

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DECEMBER 19 — City of La Verne Planning Commission Meeting. CALLING ALL CYCLISTS in Pomona Valley. La Verne’s current cycling improvement plan doesn’t include Bonita, and we think it oughta.
From Cycling Around La Verne:
La Verne’s current improvement plans
La Verne has $1.9m available to improve cycling infrastructure over the next several years. At the Active Transportation Workshop and Planning Commission a graphic was briefly shown which outlines how the city plans to spend the money.
It is highly likely this will again be presented to city council on Dec 19th and local cyclists are HIGHLY encouraged to attend. Also, if there is input you would like to provide you can provide it to the staff assigned who have been developing the recommendation around Active Transportation (and they have been very easy to work with and open to input).

 

Hope to see you this month! email us for more information at pvalleybikes@gmail.com, or visit our Facebook page: Facebook.com/PomonaValleyBikes

 

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Get out the vote!

Hey PVBC — today is your last day to register to vote in CA. Get out there, and VOTE YES on Measure M. Why?

Measure M will provide:

  • $3.6M annual local return for improving local infrastructure including streets, sidewalks, and bike lanes. That’s $2.1M for Pomona, $515K for Claremont, $469K for La Verne, and $493K for San Dimas.
  • $1B for Gold Line Foothill Extension connecting DTLA to Claremont
  • $429M over the next 40 years invested in walking and biking and first/last mile connections in San Gabriel ValleyMeasureM one pager_chapters_PVBC.jpg
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October Community Meeting

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Join us next Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Pappas Artisanal in La Verne! Learn more about PVBC, upcoming volunteer opportunities and bike related events, how you can become involved, and enjoy good food, great beer, and fabulous conversation with bike enthusiasts from your neighborhood. Hope to see you there. For more information feel free to find us on Facebook or email us at pvalleybikes@gmail.com.

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